Posted by: Cathie | July 23, 2009

So Where did all the Stuff Go?

Living room before (original ugly curtains never removed because the windows are being replaced)

Living room before (original ugly curtains never removed because the windows are being replaced)

Houseguests will be arriving tonite for a one week stay.  This could get interesting as we’re “down” a couple of rooms due to the renovation.  One guest room has become a storage room and various other pieces of furniture have taken up residence in rooms not intended for them.  Knowing, however, we would be having houseguests we have  managed to maintain the integrity of the Living Room and the Dining Room so we can actually use them.  We also managed to keep one guest room and the guest bath free of clutter, and usable.

There are different ways of doing a major renovation which includes moving out of the home for the duration; renting a POD (storage container which is parked on your driveway) and putting all your household goods in there; renting a storage facility nearby and hauling the household goods to that location, or stuffing everything you need out of the way in every available nook and cranny of the home.  This method, which is the one we always choose, is the cheapest but it does mean that everything tends to get very dusty and dirty and requires complete cleaning before you put it back in its rightful place.

So, where did all OUR stuff go?  Here are some photos.

Living Room before

Living Room before

Living room now with family room furniture

Living room now with family room furniture

Not many places one can put a 60 inch plasma

Not many places one can put a 60 inch plasma

The living room couch and sofa table now reside in our bedroom

The living room couch and sofa table now reside in our bedroom

Everything else is crammed in the second guest room

Everything else is crammed in the second guest room

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